I got my first digital camera about five years ago, an Olympus Stylus 1030SW, and began my journey into the world of digital photography. One of the features this camera had was the ability to do panoramic photos in camera, which I thought was really cool, until they almost never worked properly and came out with a horizon that didn’t match up and all kinds of weirdness in the photos. Eventually, I learned to take them as separate photos in camera and combine them on the computer and the results improved. As I’ve gotten better with my photography I’ve started taking less of these photos because they usually don’t turn out with results that I like. Occasionally I do get one that I really like however, and those occasional successes usually make for an interesting photo.
Door County Fall Colors
I took this photo a few years ago in Door County, Wisconsin. It was a beautiful October day and the fall colors were at their height. We stopped along this curvy road to take pictures and while standing on the opposite side of the road I realized that it may make for an interesting photo with the road on either side of the photo and the car in the middle. The processing to combine the photos gave the photo an interesting effect, not exactly what it looked like from the perspective I took the photo from but capturing the feel of the scene well.